September 26, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Bob Dylan showed up for Yom Kippur services yesterday morning at Adath Israel in St Paul, MN, an Orthodox congregation with a strong Chabad tilt.

He received the third aliyah, says a source, and returned in the evening for the concluding Neilah service.

Whether he joined in the traditional Chabad singing of "Napoleon's March", and whether he was dressed in rags for the melody, has not yet been ascertained.

It certainly promises to be a year of blessing for Bob fans, no matter which side of the religious question they come down. Bob's autobiographical Chronicles comes out next month, and there is talk of a new album. More immediately, there's some serious Bob as the cover story of this week's Newsweek.